Whole-Person Education

Wellness

PRIORITIZING TOTAL WELLNESS – MIND, BODY & SPIRIT

After years of internal data pointing to the need for students to learn the skills of personal balance and wellness, DSHA embarked on a bold plan to integrate wellness training across all four years, embedded in both curriculum and resources. DSHA’s whole-person approach to overall wellness is a result of knowing its students, seeing them run on empty, and understanding — to the point of action — it was necessary for the adults in the lives of these young people to introduce healthy choices and the opportunity to develop enduring habits.

PROJECT WISH: WELLNESS INITIATIVE FOR STUDENT HEALTH

After looking for an example of integrated wellness education in practice and not finding one, DSHA created its own program via Project WISH. Areas of focus include everything from sleep and stress management, to eating and physical fitness habits, to study and prayer. This innovative and integrated institutional focus on wellness distinguishes DSHA from other high schools. DSHA is committed to the continual study and research of the efficacy of its wellness programming initiatives, having partnered with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University.

Learn more about Project Wish

HOW WELLNESS TIME WORKS:

Each student has four wellness periods each week:

  • Two periods are allotted for fitness activities.
  • Two periods are allotted for whatever is deemed most beneficial for a student's total well-being. They may choose from:


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